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  1. HK fans ready to cheer Olympic champions

    Posted Jun 24th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Olympic gold medallists China arrived yesterday for the Hong Kong Health Check FIVB World Grand Prix as organisers warned tickets for this weekend's competition were running out fast. The women's team - Olympic champions in 1984 and 2004 - have always been a drawcard and it is doubly so this time with the Olympic Games just around the corner, resulting ...

  2. Home fans 'will hand China edge'

    Posted Apr 19th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay The home crowds will give Chinese swimmers the edge at the Water Cube during the Beijing Games says Australian double 1,500 metres Olympic gold medallist Kieren Perkins. 'The host nation always performs well. This has been seen in the past and I believe China will do well in the pool because of the home crowd advantage,' said Perkins, who shared his ...

  3. India give China a scare

    Posted Sep 07th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Asian Games champions China had to dig deep before walking away with a thrilling 4-2 win over India in their final preliminary round game at the 6th Women's Asia Cup at King's Park last night. A resilient Indian team led 2-1 at one stage and then held the tournament favourites to 2-2 at half-time. India's goals were scored by Jasjeet Kaur and Saba Anjum. ...

  4. World number ones a winning pair

    Posted Dec 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Sweethearts Lin and Xie delight Hong Kong fans with victories in the singles China's world number ones, Lin Dan and Xie Xingfang, are also sweethearts. Their standing as the first couple of world badminton was matched with deeds as they stormed to victory in the men's and women's singles finals respectively at the Yonex-Sunrise Hong Kong Open yesterday. ...

  5. Japan stun China to book final spot

    Posted Sep 09th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay China's dreams of Olympic glory were given a huge reality check yesterday when Japan knocked them out of the Women's Asia Cup with a sensational 2-1 victory in the semi-finals at King's Park. Asian Games gold medallists China came to Hong Kong hoping to cement their dominance over their regional rivals before next year's Beijing Olympics. But goals ...

  6. Coach gives China a grilling despite win over Kiwis

    Posted Aug 30th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay It was not all black for New Zealand last night. Two second-half goals brought smiles to the faces of the Black Sticks, who walked away with their pride intact despite going down 5-2 to China in a friendly at King's Park. Asian powerhouses China - they are the top-ranked Asian side in the world at number five - have just one thing on their minds ...

  7. Sticking to their guns

    Posted Sep 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... China captain Ma Yibo tells Alvin Sallay why the mainland hockey team will not let the country down at next year's Olympic Games Dainty dimples peep out and there is a hint of a blush. But Ma Yibo quickly mouths 'no', insisting she does not have a boyfriend. The captain of the Chinese women's hockey team is all business - her only purpose in life right now ...

  8. Alvin Sallay

    Posted Dec 19th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Over the Top- Taipei Non-stop' boasted one brochure being handed out by Taiwanese sports officials in Muscat, Oman, where the Asian Beach Games are being held. While Hong Kong is still grappling with the issue of whether to bid for the 2023 Asian Games, our neighbours are already lobbying feverishly. This has already rung alarm bells inside the local sports ...

  9. Hitting the limit

    Posted Dec 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Rory McIlroy's long march across China over the past few weeks might still cost him his first UBS Hong Kong Open crown after the tired superstar reached the halfway stage hanging on to the lead. The US Open champion, who revealed he had been on a saline drip for three days last month, looked a tad dispirited as he shot a one-under 69 ...

  10. Chiu begins her title defence in fine style

    Posted Dec 12th 2006, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Rebecca Chiu Wing-yin began her title defence in style with a crushing 3-0 win over China's Wu Zhenzhen in the first round of the women's singles in the squash competition yesterday. Chiu, the second seed in the 16-strong draw, outclassed her rival 9-2, 9-6, 9-1 in 14 minutes. 'I was expecting a tougher match, although I beat her the last time we ...




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